Minorities accounted for almost 49% of U.S. births in the year ending July 1, 2009, a record high, according to data released Thursday. They make up more than half the population in 317 counties — about 1 in 10 — four states (California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Texas) and the District of Columbia. …The Wall Street Journal:
Much of the rapid growth in diversity is driven by an influx of young Hispanic immigrants whose birthrates are higher than those of non-Hispanic whites, creating a race and ethnic chasm and a widening age gap. "There are more than 500 counties which have a majority of minority children," says Kenneth Johnson, demographer at the University of New Hampshire's Carsey Institute. "The population is changing to minority from the bottom up."
Whites are on the verge of becoming a minority among newborn children in the U.S., marking a demographic shift that is already reshaping the nation's politics and economy. …The Journal, of course, is pleased as Punch. More cheap labor. More customers. Forbes agrees:
Charlotte, N.C., and surrounding Mecklenburg County offer a microcosm of the diversifying nation. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi stands in front of the historic county courthouse, a gift from the Charlotte Asian Heritage Association. Food Lion, a supermarket chain in the Southeast, spent the past year adding thousands of Hispanic food items to 19 Charlotte area stores. In 1990, 70.3% of the county was white. Today, it is 54.6%, and Mecklenburg County's youngest whites are a minority among their peers.
America should open its borders. Anyone who wants to immigrate to the U.S. should be allowed to, with the bare minimum of bureaucracy. Those already here illegally should be legalized. Open borders would make this country richer, more entrepreneurial--and more secure.The federal government encourages population replacement, while putting up a verbal smokescreen:
The nation's top immigration enforcement official vowed on Thursday to process many -- but not all -- of the illegal immigration cases referred to his agency by the state of Arizona, something he said his agency has continued to do even while federal attorneys wrangle over the Grand Canyon state's new immigration law.Resources: Toy border guards. Priority: Zero minus.But wait! What about the Tea Party? Don't its New American Revolutionaries have something to say about population replacement?Yes, and in the case of Carol Negro, writing at American Thinker, it's "Hell, yes! Bring it on!"
"The truth of the matter is we do not have sufficient resources to identify, apprehend and remove every single person that's in this country unlawfully," John Morton, assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said at a morning press conference. "So we'll continue to accept the referrals from the state of Arizona, just as we do today, but we will continue to make a decision on a case-by-case basis, in light of our resources and in light of our priorities."
America is not a plot of land. It is not a culture. It is not a nationality. It is not a set of traditions or customs. It is not a government. It is not a people. It is not a book of laws. And it certainly isn't a race.America is an idea.That's why anyone can become an American. Embrace the idea (and fill out a few forms) and you're an American. You're one of us.Thank you, Carol, for setting me straight. I was under the retrograde impression that America is a particular piece of land. That it has its own traditional culture. That it was created by and prospered under certain people with certain habits of mind and values. That, unlike so much of the world, it was designed to work under a Constitution and laws in tune with it. That saying, "I want in!" (an idea) isn't enough.
Silly old me, I actually thought American citizenship involved more than filling out a few forms.Is Carol Negro — "Founder & Director of MyLiberty, the Tea Party Patriots of San Mateo, California" — parodying the likes of the USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, et al.? Or is she, too, assuring us that resistance is futile? Apparently her commenters assume the latter, and almost all agree with her.
It may be that Americans, including the dwindling percentage of whites, think the USA is nothing but an "idea" and that race and cultural background are irrelevant. If they want to live in a balkanized country, that is what they will get. From their silence and collaboration with the diversity lobby, it seems that is what they want.